What games inspire you?

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Post » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:33 pm

My main inspirations are: Elite, Starlancer, Freelancer, Wing Commander and Morrowind. The main factors of these games that I love are the depth, setting and lore, and free-form game-play. You want to go there? Go there. Make a life, get a job, earn credits/gold, upgrade what you want, help who you want, kill who you want. See that ruin? Read about it's past glory days in a book in the library in your home town. Ultimate freedom of choice, ultimate passive storytelling, ultimate immersion possibility.
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Post » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:23 pm

actually games that really inspires me are games i made with pencil and paper when i was younger, impossible mazes, rpgs that you have to calculate how much damage done to hp mentally, and something like the sims, you have to work to eat and play and travel around, army games, chess and a lot of others....
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Post » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:42 pm

The games I am inspired by:

Great giana sisters
Turrican 2
Great computer songs composed by CHRIS HUELSBECK
Street Fighter series
Final Fight
All original Resident Evil Series
F.E.A.R.
Rick Dangerous
Super Mario Series

Well there are plenty but above is the main list for me :)
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Post » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:21 am

Tetris..Till this day no game inspired me that much..
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Post » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:58 am

I may as well share my inspirations.

My biggest inspirations for wanting to make games is Noitu Love and Noitu Love 2, The Iconoclasts, Terraria, Shovel Knight, the Shantae series, pretty much any sort of 2D platform made with nothing but pixel art are my biggest inspirations.
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Post » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:47 pm

fable, fallout 3, mass effect, bioshock infinite
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm

@Robaschi
Ah yes Noitu Love 2 is my inspiration that drive me to start making games. Love the cartoony jokes from the creator, funny & entertain.
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:40 pm

Shadow of the Colossus, but I'll never come close... :P
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Post » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:26 am

The Final Fantasy franchise in general was one of the big building blocks for me. Those games where one of the reasons why I am actually now pursuing music career. I played a Final Fantasy concert in high school with my friends =P Oh the years of my life...
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Post » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:37 pm

This is a question that really evolves with me. Currently, the games that inspire me are: Dark souls, Destiny, and Super time force.
Each with their own ways of hitting certain notes for me. Dark souls as a gamer and developer is now a pillar of game design for me. It does everything so very right. I still haven't beaten the game but easily have over 200 hours in it on console and pc.
Destiny inspires me art wise. It is truly a beautiful world to look at, the environments, the sky boxes, the weapons and enemies. The art is top notch.
Super time force really inspired me pixel art wise and unique game play-wise. Genius concept with a pretty funny story to go with it. I like the effects of the pickups, its like a neon party going on when its crazy. Easily one of the most fun games I have ever played in my life.

Some shout outs to Zelda, Pokemon, MGS:2, Pax Imperia:Eminent Domain, Diablo 2, Phantom Crash and Dungeon Defenders. They have shaped the way I think about games significantly.
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